Takeaways from ViaSat CEO Dankberg’s May 17 investor conference remarks: — LEO constellations: ‘I don’t understand OneWeb/SpaceX. Few care about latency.’ — ViaSat-2: 100-200 Mbps for residential users, wireless model in Lat Am. — 6-month penalty vs Hughes’s Jupiter-2 will evaporate in 6 months. — Gogo’s 2Ku service is ‘just an antenna. The issue is satellite capacity.’ — A prospective ban on laptops on commercial flights won’t materially damage larger IFC market.
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Peter de Selding is a Co-Founder and editor for SpaceIntelReport.com. He started SpaceIntelReport in 2017 after 26 years as the Paris Bureau Chief for SpaceNews where he covered the commercial satellite, launch and the international space businesses. He is widely considered the preeminent reporter in the space industry and is a must read for space executives. Follow Peter @pbdes